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Gearbox and Keywords: Successful Co-Development Takes More than Trust

When Gearbox Software needed a solution for scaling-up art production, they turned to their longstanding outsourcing partner, Liquid Development–and the results were game-changing.

In this presentation, we tell the story of how Liquid Development, with the support of its Keywords sister studios, helped Gearbox create Borderlands 3, one of 2019’s most popular games. What made the partnership so successful was a shared mentality: that great games come from great people working together– regardless which company employs them.

As we explore the timeline of the Borderlands franchise, we’ll unpack the subtle art of relationship-building in game production, the lessons learned from giving up control, the growth opportunity of pain points, and the importance of checking your ego at the door.